ERIC Number: ED231298
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May-18
Reference Count: 0
Department of Justice Enforcement of Civil Rights Laws with Respect to Institutions of Higher Learning. Statement before the Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education, Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives and the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights, Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives.
Reynolds, William Bradford
The Reagan Administration's record in enforcing the civil rights statutes that apply to higher education are reviewed by Assistant Attorney General Reynolds of the Department of Justice. Attention is directed to cases under the jurisdiction of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974. The Louisiana higher education case, settled in September of 1981, is cited as an example of the Department of Justice's efforts to enforce Title VI through the following goals: to improve offerings at historically black institutions, and to attract students of the other race to traditionally black and traditionally white institutions. The Adams v. Bell case and the Justice Department's litigation with the North Carolina higher education system are also briefly addressed. Some of the Title IX cases discussed are: North Haven v. Bell, Grove City College v. Bell, and University of Richmond v. Bell. Finally, five Section 504 cases are noted. The Department has sent to all federal agencies a prototype regulation for enforcing Section 504 in federally conducted programs. An appendix on the investigatory activities of the Department of Education is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Civil Rights Legislation, College Desegregation, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Disabilities, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Legal Responsibility, Sex Discrimination
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Civil Rights Act 1964; Department of Education; Department of Justice; Reagan Administration; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504); Title IX Education Amendments 1972